Make way for bolder shoulders, like this Dennis Basso dress. Photo: Kristian Dowling, Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz

The one-shoulder dress was already headed for the big-time for Fall 2009. Then Michelle Obama wore her white one-shoulder Jason Wu gown to the inaugural ball. Come Spring 2010, the shoulders will get even more attention.

Designers at Spring 2010 Fashion Week are showing not just one-shoulder dresses; but asymmetrical dresses; dresses with two different sets of shoulder straps and dresses with embellishment on the shoulders.

There will be no hiding. Our advice: Head to the gym now to start the overhead presses.

Generally, the one-shoulder look works best the way most sleeveless looks work, on those with toned arms. Women with any sized bustline can wear one-shoulders, but beware which kind look best on you. Busty girls, something structured, please. Those with flatter chests look great in drapey jersey.

Either way, the look is less worrisome than a strapless one. It's a trend we'll be glad to shoulder.

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Spring 2010 Trend: Shoulders
The one-shoulder dress so no signs of slowing down. Click-through to see the most interesting new variations.
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Spring 2010 Trend: Shoulders

    BCBG - Max Azria - Spring 2010

    Alexander Wang - Spring 2010

    BCBG - Max Azria - Spring 2010

    Preen - Spring 2010

    Preen - Spring 2010

    Preen - Spring 2010

    Jason Wu- Spring 2010

    Cynthia Rowley - Spring 2010

    Cynthia Steffe - Spring 2010

    Yigal Azrouel - Spring 2010